EXCLUSIVE: Latest OBL clarification from the White House


In the face of the confusion over dueling narratives from various White House sources, The Telegraph’s Damian Thompson releases the definitive White House clarification in full:

In an earlier briefing, we may have given the impression that Osama bin Laden was armed when we stormed his compound. We meant, of course, that he was unarmed. Moreover, we would like to clarify that when we said he resisted arrest, that was merely a figure of speech. In addition, we would like to make a small correction to our report that bin Laden used his wife as a human shield; he did not, in fact, use his wife as a shield. Earlier statements that she was killed were, of course, a misunderstanding. She was not killed; that was another lady. Furthermore, we would like to remove any doubt over our claim that we have decided to release a photograph of Osama bin Laden’s body by confirming that we shall not be releasing any pictures of the body. We trust that this clears up any confusion.

I hope that clarifies things for y’all.  We now return you to your Most Open & Transparent Government Evah™ !

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UPDATE:  Must-read Treacher – Obama Administration Takes Victory Lap in Clown Car

It’s been less than 72 hours since President Barack Obama announced that U.S. Special Forces had killed Osama Bin Laden. Since then, his administration has been hard at work screwing the whole thing up.   [CLICK]

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